2011-03-14  

                           Written by G0DUB for VK3PC   

Situation worsens after triple disasters hit Japan. Damage following the worst earthquake in 140 years and a tsumani that wiped away part of north-east Japan, comes

news of power outages caused by major trouble at a nuclear power station.Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP reports that according to police information as of 10am local time on

March 14, the death toll is 1,627 and the reported missing person count is 1,720. "It is only the official count and the number is still expected to increase. Thousands of

bodies are reported to have been found on the coast of the tsunami suffered area," he said. A Miyagi prefecture source says that the death toll will be in the order of ten

thousands in that prefecture alone.The 8.9 on the Richter scale quake hit off north-eastern Sendai durning the late afternoon on Friday March 11, and triggered a

ten-metre tsunami. At the request of Central Emergency Communication Committee, Ken A1CJP, the IARU Regional 3 Secretary, said the JARL is operating its HQ station

JA1RL in Tokyo, and regional HQ stations.Earlier it was reported that JA1RL was using 7 MHz SSB, 144 MHz SSB/FM and 430 MHz SSB/FM. He said, "Many other radio

amateurs are thanked for providing information and exchanging support to the rescue and disaster relief operations. Those who can operate in the affected areas are

providing a lifeline for rescue teams and those at local shelters. Some stations are operating with car batteries and others with engine generators."

Ken JA1CJP said, "Another problem is the nuclear power plant where the water supply system failure caused overheating of the nuclear fuel bar. That causes some

radioactive gas release from the plant and people have been evacuated from the surrounding area."

The earthquake also damaged electric power generation plants fuelled by oil or natural gas, resulting in a shortage of electricity. Tokyo Electric Power Company plans

 to stop supplying power to certain parts of its service area on rotation basis to cut power consumption. This shortage of power may also stop or restrict the operation of

 the train systems around Tokyo.

- Jim Linton, VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.                    

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                2011-03-13               

Hi,

Just received from Region 3. Note that direct external assistance is not requested. 

73,
Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator
-----Original Message-----
Subject: [R3-dcom] Widespread earthquake and tsunami damage

Widespread earthquake and tsunami damage.
It has been 24 hours since the worst earthquake for 140 years hit off north-eastern Sendai registering
8.9 on the Richter scale and triggering a tsunami.JARL Secretary Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP reports that the
disaster appears to haveresulted in more than 1,300 people killed or missing.JARL Regional HQ station
JA7RL is now involved in emergency communication to support rescue and disaster relief coordination.

Ken JA1CJP said they are using 7 MHz SSB, 144 MHz SSB/FM and 430 MHz SSB/FM.

The frequency 7043 controlled by JR3QHQ the Osaka branch manager of JARL.
He is gathering incident information on radio and forwarding this information on the internet. 

The channel 7075 is operated by JL3YSP in Wakayama occasionally. While 7030kHz is the JARL emergency
communication frequency in their bandplan is in use by JA7RL (JARL regional HQ station).

Japan has 1.3 million hams and is not in need of emergency communication help externally, although
this has been kindly offered.

Ken JA1CJP said basically the efforts being made are purely voluntary. No organised emergency
communication has been arranged.Television coverage includes the heartbreaking stories of the quake
hitting and the tsunami that swept away coastal towns and felt throughout the Pacific.
Occurring late afternoon on Friday, disrupting plans for travel, it was the worst in Japan for 140 years. 

Caught up in the drama was IARU Regional 3 Chairman Michael Owen VK3KI who had earlier attended an IARU
conference. He?s safe and well, and hopeful of being on a flight home.

- Jim Linton, VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.
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                2011-03-12

 

                The following information has just bee submitted to the IARU-R1  website following information received from Ken Yamamoto,JA1CJP of
                    JARL. "HF frequencies are now known to be in use by Japanese amateurs as part of their emergency response.

                     7043 kHz SSB controled by JR3QHQ the Osaka branch manager of JARL He is gathering incident information on radio and forwarding this
                     information onto the internet.

                     7075 kHz SSB is operated by JL3YSP in Wakayama occasionally.

                     7030 kHz which is the JARL emergency communication frequency in their bandplan is in use by JA7RL (JARL regional HQ station).
 
                     Would all amateurs please make every effort to avoid interfering with emergency communications on these frequencies."
 
                    73,
                    Greg, G0DUB
                    IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator

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                 2011-03-11 (update)

                              

                Jordbävning, magnitud 7.9 och pågående efterskalv utanför Japans östkust. Tsunamivågor drabbar öns östsida. Värst
                    i Sendai, men även Tokyo drabbat.
 Tsunamivarningen på Hawai´ì har återkallats.           

 

                Följande rapport kommer från JARL via ARRL;

"Icko Suzuki, JA1BPA, of Tokyo, told the ARRL that telephone lines and the Internet are “okay for the JA1 (Tokyo)
area, but the Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate prefectures (JA7 area) are hard hit and I cannot reach my brother who lives
there.” Suzuki said that in Japan, emergency communications activities and support normally occur on 40 meters and
on VHF, “so normal DX bands should not be affected.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Länkar:

                ARRL:  http://www.arrl.org/news/view/massive-earthquake-hits-japan-tsunami-warnings-issued

                                   

                CNN  :  http://www.cnn.com/video/

                                                 

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The following article has just been submitted to the www.iaru-r1.org website."A series of earthquakes has 
struck off the coast of Honshu Japan around 05:46UTC today causing extensive damage to the country and also 
triggering Tsunami waves and warnings across the Pacific.

At this time there are no reports of amateur radio involvement in the disaster response but it would be
appreciated if extra care was taken to avoid any emergency traffic. The IARU Region 3 Emergency Centre of 
Activity frequencies are;

3600 kHz
7110 kHz
14300 kHz
18160 kHz
21360 kHz

The situation is developing as it can take many hours for a tsunami wave to cross the Pacific ocean, more
information will be provided when it is available."It will be published when a member of the EC approves
the article.

73,
Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator

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First information from Region 3. I will wait to see if there is any more news before updating the website.

73,
Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [R3-dcom] Big quake hits Japan
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:40:58 +1100
From: jlinton@iprimus.com.au
Reply-To: r3-dcom@iaru-r3.net
To: r3-dcom@iaru-r3.net

Big quake hits Japan

An earthquake, the worst in 140 years has hit Japan. A wide tsunami was observed after the 8.9 on the Richter
scale earthquake that occurred during the afternoon peak time. There were also a number of strong aftershocks
reported.
The initial death toll is not yet known.From the JARL building headquarters the newly appointed secretary Ken 
Yamamoto,JA1CJP, reports that the building shook quite strongly, but no serious damage was caused.

?With regard to Amateur Radio activity in the affected areas, we are not aware of any so far,? he said.

?It seems that the communications infrastructure has survived the quake and is in working order in regard to
priority communications?.

Ken JA1CJP is making inquiries wider afield to determine JARL involvement.
- Jim Linton, VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications 
Committee.




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 Nödtrafiknät - allmänt (källa IARU R-1):     

ountry

Organisation

Day/Date

Time

Frequency

Notes

Austria (AT)
ARENA 
1st Wednesday of month
1745UTC 3.643MHz ±QRM http://www.oe3.oevsv.at/opencms/notfunk/notfunkrunde/

Germany (DL)

DARC

1st Friday of month

1630UTC

3.643MHz ±QRM

http://www.darc.de/referate/notfunk/rundspruch/

Notfunk Deutschland

2ndTuesday of Month

2000-2100 Local Time

Echolink Conference *NOTFUNK* 359723

http://www.notfunk-deutschland.de/pageID_4911951.html

Greece (GR)

RAAG

2ndThursday of Month

2130 Local Time

2210 Local Time

3.760MHz ±QRM

3.579MHz ±QRM

Voice/SSB Net - SZ1SV

PSK31 Net - SZ1SV

Ireland (IE)

AREN 

7th and 21stof Month

1930 Local Time

3.660MHz ±QRM

http://aren.ie/news

United Kingdom (GB)

RAYNET News Net

Every Sunday

0830 Local Time

3.663MHz ±QRM

http://www.raynet-uk.net/news/

RAYNET HF Team

1st, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of Month

1400 Local Time (Weekends)

2000 Local Time (Weekdays)

 

3.663MHz , 5.2585MHz or 7.110MHz± QRM

http://www.raynet-hf.net/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=

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Nödnummer till Sverige när man är

 

 

 

 

 

2011-03-06

       Tunisien/Libyen            Håll 14.300 kHz fritt! 

 

HI GENTELMANN DU TO THE ENORM NEMBER OF REFUGIERS FROM DIFFERENT NATIONALITY CAMING FROM LYBIA TUNISIAN AMATEUR REDIO HAST STARTED
EMERGENCY TRAFIC 24 hrs a day.
THE CAST NEED YOUR HELP ,THEY NEED VHF HANDY EQUIPMENT.PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP.ACTELLY THERE ARE PROXIMATLY ONE
HANDERT THOUSEND REFUGIERS CAMING FROM LYBIA AND THEY NEED ASSISTANCY.
Thank you for your Attention.
VY 73 Mustapha DL1BDF

      QSP via Greg, G0DUB

 

     -------------------------------------------------------------------------    Nödtrafiknät - allmänt (källa IARU R-1):     

ountry

Organisation

Day/Date

Time

Frequency

Notes

Austria (AT)
ARENA 
1st Wednesday of month
1745UTC 3.643MHz ±QRM http://www.oe3.oevsv.at/opencms/notfunk/notfunkrunde/

Germany (DL)

DARC

1st Friday of month

1630UTC

3.643MHz ±QRM

http://www.darc.de/referate/notfunk/rundspruch/

Notfunk Deutschland

2ndTuesday of Month

2000-2100 Local Time

Echolink Conference *NOTFUNK* 359723

http://www.notfunk-deutschland.de/pageID_4911951.html

Greece (GR)

RAAG

2ndThursday of Month

2130 Local Time

2210 Local Time

3.760MHz ±QRM

3.579MHz ±QRM

Voice/SSB Net - SZ1SV

PSK31 Net - SZ1SV

Ireland (IE)

AREN 

7th and 21stof Month

1930 Local Time

3.660MHz ±QRM

http://aren.ie/news

United Kingdom (GB)

RAYNET News Net

Every Sunday

0830 Local Time

3.663MHz ±QRM

http://www.raynet-uk.net/news/

RAYNET HF Team

1st, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of Month

1400 Local Time (Weekends)

2000 Local Time (Weekdays)

 

3.663MHz , 5.2585MHz or 7.110MHz± QRM

http://www.raynet-hf.net/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=

 

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  Nordic HF/LW Conference on Fårö Island

 

  

          

        See pictures at this link.

        -  Swedish report is to be found at this link. 

         -  English report is to be found at this link.       

          - Nordic HF home page       

                             

 Aktuellt: Haiti - Radiotrafiken avslutad 2010-01-23. Här är gamla notiser.  

   

                     

 

  

          Bilder från TSF: - Tillfälligt TSF kontor på flygplatsen.   USAF : - Projekt "SOLO" flygande BC/TVstation AM/HF/FM/TV.                   

Här är några länkar om katastrofen och om amatörradio vid tidigare katastrofer på Haiti, samt senaste bulletiner. 

ARES Bulletins (ARRL), AREN, Haiti Hamradio daily, IARU, UNDPReliefweb, HAITI (2010)MSF (Läkare utan Gränser), TSF (Telecoms Sans Frontìeres), Haiti (2004)


2010-01-23  Nästa Jordbävning?

Det är naturligtvis svårt att förutse nästa jordbävning annat än om man värderar statistiska data. Utgår man ifrån statitiska data så ligger bla Anchorage, San Francisco och Istanbul pyrt till just nu. - TARC, Turkish Amateur radio Club är medvetna om detta, och har sedan 10 år tillbaka startat ett omfattande program för nödkommunikation. Man har satt upp repeatrar med backup och utrustat mobila kommunikationscentraler. Bla Ericsson Response har aktivt stött programmet med utrustning och utbildning. I Marmarasjön utanför Istanbul ligger en förkastning och lurar, för att inte tala om alla andra förkastningar i Turkiet. Följande länk till GSHAP visar områden som är mest utsatta för jordbävningar i världen. Notera att jordbävningsdrabbade Bhuj i Indien inte alls ser farligt ut här. Man kan alltså aldrig vara säker. - Själv ramlade jag som ung omkull av jordbävning norr om Helsingfors.


2010-01-23  ARRL sänder radioutrustning till Haiti.

Den här länken om ARRL kommer från Youtube. I nästa länk kan man följa radiotrafiken dom första dagarna. Väldisciplinerat - men CW station vållar QRM.                                        

  ARRL Sends Ham Aid Equipment to Haiti           HamAidLogo

 Norm_HamAid 

 2010-01-22 NÖDTRAFIKEN FÖR HAITI ÄR ÖVER ?

Radiotrafiken avvecklas, men man har fortsatt passning på nödfrekvenserna. Se meddelande nedan från IARU.  

[R1emcor] Haiti Earthquake - Final‏
Från:  r1emcor-bounces@iaru-r1.org för Greg Mossop (gregm@raynet-hf.net)
Skickat: den 22 januari 2010 17:49:13
Till: Mailing list for IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinators (r1emcor@iaru-r1.org)

The following announcement has just been submitted to www.iaru-r1.org for publication. "From 1800UTC 22 January 
the HF frequencies used to respond to the immediate needs of the Haiti Earthquake, 14.300,14.265,7.045,7.065,7.265,
3.720,3.977MHz will return to normal use.
The groups who have been passing messages on those frequencies willrevert to monitoring mode or their normal 
operation.
There are still a number of radio amateurs in the country attached to various relief groups who may watch frequencies
according to their particular needs to maintain contact with their home countries.Please maintain the normal procedures
of;

* Listen before transmitting
* If you hear any station passing emergency traffic then leave the frequency clear and avoid causing QRM.
Thanks to everyone for their assistance during this emergency."

73,Greg, G0DUB IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator

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 2009-01-21

"Local radio team locked in on Haiti" se: "Dayton Daily News"

2010-01-21        HAARP signal på 3.39 MHz med 350 MW - Mega Watt  

Amerikanskt experiment med HAARP utlöste jordbävningen?    USA's HAARP experiment med ELF, HF eller mikrovåg utlöste jordbävningen på Haiti. Det påstås i varje fall av bla CNN. Se video från Youtube " Haiti Earth Quake H.A.R.P. 2010".  Här är förklaring till HAARP-HF. - Ta det med en nypa salt, men påståendena är intressanta. Man kan söka på HAARP och TESLA och hitta massor om tekniken på Google. Ryssarna hade visst också ett omfattande HAARP försök med HF inära Kiev Ukraina för några decennier sedan för att skapa ett konstgjort högtryck. Artikel om HAARP i Popular Science. -  Klicka på ljudfilen ovan. Verkar inte ljudet bekant? Även Venezuelas Hugo Chavez anklagar USA för att ligga bakom jordbävningen på Haiti, och det gör även forskare. Klicka och begrunda.


 2010-01-20

ERICSSON Response sänder GSM container och personal till Haiti.

Idag landar Ericsson Response på Haiti med en "Mini-GSM" container, som kommer att ge FN's personal kommunikation. Ericsson Response är en humanitär hjälpenhet som startade redan 2000 på initiativ av Lars Stålberg, informationschef på Ericsson. Ericsson Response blev officiellt erkänd som en resurs för FN  genom ett avtal med FN's dåvarande generalsekreterare Kofi Anan. Ericsson Response har sedan starten ställt upp med transportabla GSM-nät i världens stora katastrofområden, bla i Afganistan. I Afganistan länkade man Mini-GSM utrustningen via VSAT till Telia's närt i Sverige. GSM nätet i Kabul var alltså en del av det svenska nätet i Sverige. - Med Mini-GSM kan hjälparbetare med vanlig GSM-telefon nå varandra och resten av världen. På Ericsson Response arbetar flera radioamatörer, bla SM5VZS Stig Lindström, som koordinerar tekniken och logistiken.

Källa: Metro Teknik och SM0FAG.


 2010-01-20  Kiwi helps with Haiti communication lines 

With many communication lines cut off in Haiti one form is making a strong comeback with the help of some New Zealanders.Amateur radio operators in New Zealand have joined a global network to help those in earthquake ravaged Haiti.

Daniel Ayers is using his skills to help communications in and out of Haiti as he is part of an international network of two million amateur radio operators. With mobile and landline phone towers destroyed old fashioned radios work when nothing else does.

"Amateur radio doesn't rely on that infrastructure it just transmits radio waves through the air so that means it's not vulnerable to being knocked out by disasters," says Ayers. In Haiti "hams", as they are called, have been key to getting information out.

"Radio operators are working by pulling car batteries out of cars, running a couple of hundred feet of wire up a tree and those signals, they're weak, but they're making it out," says Ayers. It does not matter if they are right next door or thousands of kilometres away.

From Auckland Ayers was able to reassure the sisters of a convent in Trinidad and Tobago that their fellow sisters in Port au Prince were safe. He says the ham network could prove vital if a disaster strikes New Zealand as our potential lifeline to the outside world.

Källa: REUTERS


2010-01-19  Haitisk rundradio tillbaka i luften igen.

Minst 12 radio stationer i Port-au-Prince området och en nationell station är igång igen i Haiti enligt Internews. - Organisationen Internews kommer dessutom att flyga en 300-watts station från Paris. Den stationen kommer att ha en räckvidd på 50 km runt Port-au-Prince.

Det framgår inte av meddelandet från Internews om det är fråga om VHF eller MF stationer som är igång och som är på väg. En flygande FM-sändare i ett lastflygplan från USAFsänder 4 timmar varje dag över Haiti. Man sänder bla meddelanden med avsikt att avråda från flykt till USA. Planet är en fyrmotorig Hercules med AM, HF, VHF och TV rundradiosändare. Användes bla i "Desert Storm". Kallas projekt "SOLO". Några aktuella HF frekvenser för USAF mfl runt Haiti finns på denna länk, "frekvenser". Se även USAF.

VOA´s master på Haiti är omkullvräkta av jordbävningen, men VOA sänder till Haiti från Marathon, Florida på kreol. Se nedan.

 "Weekday schedule for now...
1230-1330 UTC 9660 adding 6135 1180
1730-1800 UTC 15390 17565 adding 1180
1800-1930 UTC adding 1180 15390 17565
2200-2300 UTC 11905 13725 15390 
0100-0200 UTC adding 5960 7465 1180
VOA Creole is normally Monday through Friday, but weekend hours will be added."

Uppgifter från VOA, New York Times  och Permalink


2010-01-18

 1) Repeaters

Port au Prince (Haiti) repeater:146.880 -600 tone 100

Jimaní (Dominican Republic) repeater:147.970 tone 100 simplex.They will work Thursday morning on this repeater including changing the antenna to improve coverage. Both repeaters are working well and usable even with handheld.

Rafael ask the amateur radio operators going to Haiti to take note of the frequencies. 

2) Radio Club Dominicano amateurs are still in Jumaní, when many wounded are arriving. They are helping Haitians to contact their relatives and friends outside of Haiti but they can´t help the world to find specific individuals in Haiti. They are receiving many emails with such request but security and road conditions make impossible to look for specific individuals in Haiti at the present. 

3) Radio Club Dominicano is updating their Facebook account (in Spanish) regularly. 

We are updating news on Haiti received from our Member Societies on our Twitter account http://www.twitter.com/iaru_r2 and on our webpage www.iaru-r2.org that now has section for Emergency Communications.

73/ Ramon Santoyo V., XE1KK
Secretary IARU Region2
xe1kk@iaru.org
www.iaru-r2.org


2010-01-18  Wikipedia har samlat massor med länkar om den pågående operationen i Haiti. Mycket läsvärd. "Humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake"


 2010-01-17  En grupp om åtta radioamatörer från Dominikanska Republiken beskjutna i Haiti och flyr landet. En medlem i konvojen dödad. - Inget har hörts av en annan grupp om tio radioamatörer som tog sig in i Haiti i fredags.

IARU Region 1 website
http://www.iaru-r1.org/

Haiti - Radio Club Dominicano Facebook Group
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/jan...n_response.htm
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2010-01-16  Radio hams flee Haiti after convoy fired on

Eight radio amateurs from Radio Club Dominicano (RCD) who were operating under the callsign HI8RCD/HH have had to abort their operations after the convoy they were travelling in was fired on.

EB9GF, who is integrated in the Spanish Red Cross contingent, was able to contact the colleagues from the Radio Club Dominicano (RCD).

RCD initially reported that their team crossed the Haitian border at 10:50 hours Haitian time arriving at the Dominican Embassy in Haiti at 14:29 hours when they started installing and testing their equipment.

Within a few hours though, reports via the RCD Facebook page confirmed by a long telephone conversation between Hugo Ramón HI8VRS and Ramon Sanyoyo V, XE1KK reported that the HI8RCD team of eight amateurs, were back in the border town of Jimani (Dominican Republic).
Their convoy, which included other non related Dominicans, was assaulted and one person reported dead.

The Radio Amateurs were uninjured but decided to leave the capital for safety and return to the border unescorted. They report the situation as extremely unsafe and scary.

To confirm, all members of the HCD team are safe and have returned to Jimanji in the Dominican Republic.

In other reports, John Henault HH6JH who is engaged in Missionary work with homeless children in Port au Prince continues to make contacts on 20m using power from a neighbour's generator and very pleased that amateur radio enabled him to let his friends in the USA know he was alive.

Another radio amateur in the country, Pierre Petry HH2/HB9AMO who works for the UN food program is also safe. However nothing is known at this stage of about another ten hams in Haiti.

Thanks to Ismael EA4FSI, Cesar HR2P and Jim VK3PC for their reports.

IARU Region 1 website
http://www.iaru-r1.org/

Haiti - Radio Club Dominicano Facebook Group
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/jan...n_response.htm


2010-01-16  Nödtrafiken till/från Haiti på HF: Lyssna här (bilder+ljud från Youtube, QRM ifrån CW station stör kommunikationen!)


 2010-01-16

Kommunikation är extremt viktigt vid katastrofinsatser. Det har bland annat Ericsson tagit fasta på med sitt containerbaserade gsm-system Ericsson Response som nu skickas med fyra man till jordbävningsdrabbade Haiti på FN:s begäran.

Betydligt mindre resurser har den lilla franska hjälporganisationen Télécoms sans frontières eller TSF (Telekom utan gränser), men är ändå redan på plats sedan i onsdags.

Organisationens personal erbjuder bland annat ett treminuters telefonsamtal vart som helst i världen åt drabbade i katastrofområden, huvudsakligen med satellittelefoner. De hjälper även biståndsorganisationer med data- och teleförbindelser.

TSF bildades av de erfarna biståndsarbetarna Jean-François Cazenave och Monique Lanne-Petit 1998.

Utgångspunkten var att de vid tidigare hjälpinsatser i bland annat Bosnien, Kroatien, Irak och Albanien ständigt mött drabbade som gett dem lappar med telefonnummer och till exempel bett dem: "Snälla, när ni kommer hem, ring min familj på det här numret och berätta att jag lever, att farbror har blivit dödad, men jag lever och finns i det här flyktinglägret."

TSF har nu genomfört ett sextiotal insatser, bland annat vid Tsumanikatastrofen 2004. Den har idag ett dussintal medarbetare och baser i Frankrike, Bangkok och Managua (Nicaragua) varifrån insatser kan nå fram världen över inom 24 till 48 timmar.

Organisationen lever på bidrag, både från enskilda och från bland annat EU och Vodafone Group Foundation.

Utrustningen TSF använder sig av utnyttjar huvudsakligen satellitbaserad kommunikation, exempelvis terminalen Bgan för både telefoni och datakommunikation med operatören Inmarsat.

Fler artiklar av:Mats Lewan/NYTEKNIK


2010-01-16

Auckland, Jan 16 NZPA - Amateur radio operators in New Zealand have joined the global quest to make life easier for the countless thousands of victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake.

Last Wednesday's quake flattened much of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, disrupted water and power supplies and left tens of thousands homeless and wondering who was alive and who was dead.

Auckland radio operator Daniel Ayers is part of an international organisation called Iresc which supplies communications to disaster areas.

They could often help where communications on the ground at a disaster area had been wiped out or seriously reduced, he said.

The sisters of St Joseph's Convent in Trinidad and Tobago wanted to know if the sisters from the St Joseph's convent in Port-au-Prince had survived.

"Nothing had been heard from them and there was grave concern for their safety," Mr Ayers said.

A message from an amateur radio operator in Trinidad and Tobago was picked up in Auckland, where Mr Ayers searched the internet for reports of the sisters.

"Within five minutes I had located and was able to forward a report that although several of their houses had been destroyed and there had been injuries, the sisters were safe," he said.

It was satisfying to deliver some good news in the midst of such a tragedy, Mr Ayers said.

NZPA


2010-01-15  Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1692 - January 15, 2010

Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1692 with a release date of Friday, January 15, 2010 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.

The following is a Q-S-T. Ham radio responds as an earthquake ravages Haiti, Sweden pulls interference causing B-P-L gear off store shelves, the FCC appears headed toward an extreme makeover and the sound of heavy and light iron will be taking to the air the weekend of February 7th. Find out the details on Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1692 coming your way right now.

RESCUE RADIO: HAM RADIO FIRST RESPONDERS ACTIVATE FOLLOWING HAITI QUAKE

A powerful earthquake has struck off the coast of Haiti. The tremor hit on Tuesday, January 12th at 2153 UTC. According to the US Geological Survey the epicenter was about 10 miles south-west of Port-au-Prince and hit a magnitude 7.3 on the Richter Scale. The first tremor was followed by two aftershocks with magnitudes of 5.9 and 5.0.

Soon after the first jolt amateur radio first responders were activated in Cuba to listen for any distress calls from is Caribbean neighbor. Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, is in the newsroom with more.

HH2JR: " I am able to communicate for the first time. I hope you are copying me OK. The situation is chaotic and I am only alive thanks to god. Over."

That’s just part of a conversation captured by Newsline listener Brian Crow, K3VR, on Wednesday, January 13th as hams in quake ravaged Haiti began returning to the airwaves. Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, was one of the first and with Fred Moore, W3ZU, running the patch he described what Haiti was like when he finally was able to get a chance to view the devastation first hand:

HH2JR: "Yesterday was really bad but I managed today to go and visualize -- myself and a couple of friends. We took some pictures and its really chaotic. I've never been through a war but its what a war (signal fade). Dead bodies all over the place and dead bodies (signal fade) to be buried."

HH2JR also described the aftershocks:

HH2JR: "I'm OK and my house is OK and that’s all I can tell you. (signal fade) We have had thirty aftershocks, Repeat three zero aftershocks since the big one yesterday at ten (minutes) to five in the afternoon. Over to you."

That contact was among the first of the personal ham radio on scene accounts of living through a killer quake but not the first ham radio response to this disaster. Soon after the quake hit, CQ Magazine editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, put out an e-mail alert that quoted IARU Region 2 Area C Emergency Coordinator, Arnie Coro, CO2KK. Corro said that he was already coordinating a multi-national response by hams with organized nets on 7.045 and 3.720 MHz. The net control stations were identified as CO8WM and CO8RP located in the city of Santiago de Cuba. According to Corro these nets were in direct contact with the National Seismology Center of Cuba located in that city. CO2KK asked hams world-wide to monitor the two net frequencies, but to also keep them clear of non-essential traffic. International Radio Emergency Support Coalition is also active on EchoLink node 278173.

On Wednesday the ARRL put out a notice saying that amateur radio operators should also be aware that emergency traffic pertaining to the Haitian earthquake is expected on the Salvation Army SATERN net frequencies. According to SATERN's leader, Major Pat McPherson, those frequencies are 14.265, 7.265 and 3.977 MHz. The Salvation Army is accepting health and welfare traffic requests on its Web site.

As to the health and welfare of hams living in Haiti. Part of that was covered in the January 13 edition of The Daily DX newsletter. It reported that the Reverend John Henault, HH6JH, made contact late Wednesday morning with the Intercontinental Assistance and Traffic Net on 14.300 MHz. This is the IARU Global Center of Activity frequency for emergency communications. HH6JH said that he was safe, but had no power and no phone service. Also that he was operating on battery power and hoping to get a generator running later in the day. The newsletter also noted that Pierre Petry, HH2/HB9AMO who was in Cap Haitien about 140 km north of Port-au-Prince is okay. Petry is in Haiti working for the United Nations World Food Program.

Daily DX also reports that members of two ham radio groups from the neighboring Dominican Republic, the Radio Club Dominicano (RCD) and Union Dominicana de Radio Aficionados (UDRA) are preparing to go to Port au Prince. Once there the team will be installing an emergency radio communications station operating as HI8RCD/HH and a mobile station. The team of Dominican Republic Amateur Radio operators includes HI8PGG, HI8FLB, HI8CJG, HI8DBF, HI8SAR, HI8JLH, HI8ROD and HI3TEJ.

The situation in Haiti is still chaotic and literally changing from moment to moment. The most important thing is to keep 3.720, 7.045, 7.265, 14.265 and 14.300 clear for emergency and priority traffic and quake relief nets on these frequencies. We will post updates in text form on our Newsline Facebook web update page as they become available. To access it just go to facebook.com and friend Amateur Radio Newsline.

And for the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, in Los Angeles. Don

Haiti's ambassador to the United States is Raymond Joseph. He called the quake a major catastrophe, telling the various news services that he is calling on friends of Haiti to come to the country's aid.

(ARNewsline™, CQ, ARRL, SATERN, Daily DX. Audio supplied by K3CR)


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"International Radio Emergency Support Coalition" IRESC, är aktiva på Echolink på node 278173, samt på;

  ...enligt REF Union (Frankrike)                   


  2010-01-14

The following update received from Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P.
 
73,Greg, G0DUB IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator.
 

 
RCD and URDA en route to Haiti

Victor Baez, HI8VB, Secretary of the Radio Club Dominicano (RCD) reports that the RCD with UDRA,Unión Dominicana de Radio Aficionados, are preparing to go to Port au Prince early morning of Friday January 15 to install an emergency radio Communications stastion, HI8RCD/HH, and a mobile station.
 
Victor has a blog which hopefully he will update with more news from Haiti:
www.hi8vb.tk <http://www.hi8vb.tk/>


 2010-01-13

Hi,
The following update has been received from North America about the Haiti Earthquake. Note the increased use of 20m as conditions have changed. - 73,Greg, G0DUB IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator


"From the CQ / WorldRadio Online Newsroom:


Some ham radio activity from Haiti is beginning to be heard,following yesterday's devastating earthquake.Father John Henault, HH6JH, in Port-au-Prince, made contact late Wednesday morning with the

Intercontinental Assistance and Traffic Net (IATN)on 14.300 MHz, the IARU Global Centre of Activity frequency for emergency communications. Based on relays monitored at W2VU, Father John reported that he and those with him were safe, but had no power and no phone service. He was operating on battery power and hoping to get a generator running later in the day. He asked the station copying him, William Sturridge, KI4MMZ, in Flagler Beach,Florida, to telephone relatives with information that he was OK.


The following frequencies are in use for earthquake-related traffic and should be kept clear unless you are
able to provide requested assistance:14300 (IATN), 14265 (SATERN); 7045 (IARU Region II) and 3720 (IARU Region II) kHz. Additional frequencies may be activated on different bands at different times of day, so be sure to listen carefully before transmitting to make sure you are not interfering with emergency traffic."


 2010-01-13   "Haiti Earthquake - please keep frequencies clear."

Radio amateurs are requested to keep 7.045MHz and 3.720MHz clear for any emergency traffic resulting from the Earthquake which struck Haiti on 12th January 2010 in case any Haitian hams manage to get on the air, and in case of other related events in surrounding areas, including aftershocks.

Arnie Coro, CO2KK, IARU-R2 Area C Emergency Coordinator calls reported at 0245 UTC that they haven't been able to communicate with any radio amateur in Haiti but if there is presence from amateurs from other countries in the area that also felt the tremor. We ask for your support to keep this frequencies clear.

The following is from an e-mail from CO2KK posted to the CQ/WorldRadio Online Newsroom:

"A few minutes after the earthquake was felt in eastern Cuba's cities, the Cuban Federation of Radio Amateurs Emergency Net was activated, with net control stations CO8WM and CO8RP located in the city of Santiago de Cuba, and in permanent contact with the National Seismology Center of Cuba located in that city.

Stations in the city of Baracoa, in Guantanamo province, were also activated immediately as the earth movements were felt even stronger there, due to its proximity to Haiti. CO8AZ and CO8AW went on the air immediately , with CM8WAL following. At the early phase of the emergency, the population of the city of Baracoa was evacuated far away from the coast, as there was a primary alert of a possible tsunami event or of a heavy wave trains sequence impacting the coast line at the city's sea wall ...

Baracoa could not contact Santiago de Cuba stations on 4

 0 meters due to long skip after 5 PM local time, so several stations in western Cuba and one in the US State of Florida provided relays. CO2KK, as IARU Region II Area C Emergency Coordinator, helped to organize the nets , on 7045 kHz and also on 3720 kHz, while local nets in Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa operated on 2 meters.

As late as 9,45 PM local time 0245 UTC we have not been able to contact any amateur or emergency services stations in Haiti.

Amateurs from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela were monitoring the 40 meter band frequency, that I notified to the IARU Region II executive Ramon Santoyo XE1KK as in use for the emergency, requesting that 7045 kHz be kept as clear as possible ...

We are still keeping watch on 7045 kHz hoping that someone in Haiti may have access to a transceiver and at least a car battery to run it.

All information that has so far come from the Cuban seismologists tell us of a very intense earthquake, and also of the possibility of other events following.

Following the advice of the geophysicists, we are keeping the 7045 and 3720 kiloHertz frequencies active until further notice."

Information from Ramon Santoyo V, XE1KK, Jim Linton VE3PC and the CQ / WorldRadio Online Newsroom

73,
Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator


2010-01-13  IARU Region 2 Requests Frequencies Be Kept Clear After Massive Earthquake Strikes Haiti

On Tuesday, January 12 at 4:53 PM Haiti time (2153 UTC), a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince, the island nation's capital. Communications in and out of Haiti have been disrupted. No word has been received as of yet from any of Haitian Amateur Radio operators. The ARRL encourages US amateurs to be aware of the emergency operations on the following frequencies: 7.045 and 3.720 MHz (IARU Region 2 nets), 14.265, 7.265 and 3.977 MHz (SATERN nets), and 14.300 MHz (Intercontinental Assistance and Traffic Net); the International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC) is also active on EchoLink node 278173.

IARU Region 2 Area C Emergency Coordinator, Arnie Coro, CO2KK, is coordinating a multi-national response by hams. There are organized nets on 7.045 and 3.720 MHz; amateurs are asked to monitor the frequencies, but to also keep them clear of non-essential traffic. Amateur Radio operators should also be aware that emergency traffic pertaining to the Haitian earthquake is expected on the SATERN frequencies of 14.265 MHz, 7.265 MHz and 3977 MHz, according to SATERN's leader, Major Pat McPherson. The Salvation Army is accepting health and welfare traffic requests on its Web site.

"As late as 9:45 PM local time (0245 UTC), we have not been able to contact any amateur or emergency services stations in Haiti," Coro said in an e-mail. "Amateurs from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela are monitoring the 40 meter band frequency. We are still keeping watch on 7.045 MHz, hoping that someone in Haiti may have access to a transceiver and at least a car battery to run it," but so far, no HH stations have checked in. Tuesday's quake was felt in the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, and in Eastern Cuba, but no major damage was reported in either place.

The January 13 edition of The Daily DX reported that the Rev John Henault, HH6JH, made contact late Wednesday morning with the Intercontinental Assistance and Traffic Net (IATN) on 14.300 MHz; this is the IARU Global Center of Activity frequency for emergency communications. He said that he was safe, but had no power and no phone service. He was operating on battery power and hoping to get a generator running later in the day. The edition also noted that Pierre Petry, HH2/HB9AMO -- who was in Cap Haitien (about 140 km north of Port-au-Prince) is "okay"; Petry is in Haiti working for the United Nations World Food Program. Later today, he will be traveling to the capital.

The UN's 9000 peacekeepers in Haiti -- many of whom are from Brazil -- were distracted from aid efforts by their own tragedy: Many spent the night hunting for survivors in the ruins of their headquarters. "It would appear that everyone who was in the building, including my friend Hedi Annabi, the United Nations' Secretary General's special envoy, and everyone with him and around him, are dead," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Wednesday, speaking on French radio. UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy would not confirm that Annabi was dead, but said he was among more than 100 people missing in the rubble of its headquarters. He said only about 10 people had been pulled out, many of them badly injured. Fewer than five bodies had been pulled from the rubble, he said. The United Nations said the capital's main airport was "fully operational" and that relief flights would begin on Wednesday, January 13.

The situation in Haiti is still chaotic. More information will be posted as soon as possible. Information is being validated and shared between many amateur groups and news sources as it unfolds.

ARRL News

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ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Assistant Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, prepares the Ham Aid shipment for Haiti. [S. Khrystyne Keane, K1SFA, Photo]
 
Even though the communications infrastructure in earthquake-ravaged Haiti is being rebuilt, there is still need for Amateur Radio communications. To assist in this effort, the ARRL's Ham-Aid program is providing equipment for local amateurs to use.
 
On Friday, January 22, the League sent a programmed Yaesu VHF repeater with a microphone, as well as ICOM handheld transceivers, Yaesu mobile 2 meter rigs with power supplies and Kenwood mobile 2 meter rigs. Comet antennas, Larsen mobile antennas with magnet mounts, coax and batteries were also included in the package that was shipped to the home of the President of the Radio Club Dominicano (RCD) for distribution. All items were donated by their manufacturers.